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Resolve overdue fines and help those in need this holiday season through the “Food for Fines” program at SJCPLS. Until December 20, up to $1 in overdue fines will be resolved for each sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item donated. The donation waivers cannot be applied to fees for printing, lost items, or for credit against future fines. Don't owe fines? You can still participate by dropping off canned foods at any library branch or bookmobile stop. Together, all residents can help top last year’s collection of more than 14,000 donations.
Wednesday, December 17 @ 12:30pm
International educator, Dr. Susan W. Herrera of St. Augustine, believes that hunger, inequality, and poverty could be reduced one small business at a time. Her Fair Trade store, Amistad, or "friendship", newly relocated to Anastasia Island, brings to market beautiful objects and jewelry made by artisans from around the world, helping to improve their lives. Join the Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine for Dr. Herrera's presentation about Fair Trade and enjoy the opportunity to shop for gifts among the quality hand-crafted products she brings from her store. Amistad features decorative dinnerware and cups, clothing, jewelry, and art. Friends volunteers will gift-wrap purchases and a percentage of the sales will be donated to benefit the library. Patrons are welcome to bring their lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Seating is limited.